Life Skills 101

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-11-22
  • Publisher: Stonewood Pubns
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Are You Ready for the Challenge of Living on Your Own? Living on your own for the first time can be an exciting rite of passage, especially when you are confident you possess the life skills necessary to easily maneuver through your new world and meet your new life at your best. Life Skills 101 is an indispensable reference guide to the basic knowledge and practical information you need to make living on your own-or with roommates-a thoroughly successful experience.

Author Biography

Tina Pestalozzi is director of Global Protocol and Etiquette Services. She presents seminars on civility and business etiquette to corporate, government and educational organizations. This book is the basis of her student life skills workshop.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Stepping into the Working Worldp. 3
Your Dream-Your Plan and Your Present Realityp. 3
Your Social Skills-Don't Leave Home Without Themp. 7
Work-It's a Good Thingp. 10
Job Search Successp. 11
Workplace Savvyp. 20
The Value of Networkingp. 21
Taking Care of Businessp. 23
Your Official Documentsp. 23
Your Mailp. 30
Your Taxesp. 31
Gaining Financial Know-Howp. 35
Starting Smartp. 35
Creating Your Financial Planp. 37
Your Checking Accountp. 49
Establishing Your Credit Recordp. 57
Paying Your Billsp. 59
Loaning Your Moneyp. 60
Using Your Financial Know-Howp. 61
Setting Up Your Homep. 65
What You Needp. 65
Where Will You Live?p. 67
Your Rental Agreementp. 73
Roommatesp. 76
Utilitiesp. 77
Movingp. 78
Organizationp. 82
Suppliesp. 85
Safety and Securityp. 90
Maintaining the Basicsp. 95
Staying on Top of It Allp. 95
Your Homep. 95
Your Laundryp. 101
Your Carp. 109
Your Well-Beingp. 115
Your Timep. 122
Eating in and Dining Outp. 125
Managing Your Mealsp. 125
Cooking at Homep. 126
Dining Outp. 136
Being a Savvy Consumerp. 143
Consumer Know-Howp. 143
Before You Buyp. 144
After You Buyp. 148
Buying Insurancep. 149
Buying a Carp. 154
Protecting Yourselfp. 156
Tippingp. 158
Watching Your Penniesp. 160
Staying Connectedp. 165
Positive Actionsp. 165
Getting Helpp. 170
A Final Wordp. 171
Glossaryp. 173
Bibliographyp. 175
Indexp. 177
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